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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the problem: my car is running hot. I've replace the fan switch, fan motor, fan sensor, relay, the bottom hose, the thermostat (twice, and I am currently driving without one), and the computer box. The radiator has been repaired, and the fan is wired so that whenever i turn my car on, the fan will automaticly run. I have coolant in the radiator. Every time my car sits for hours at a time, when I start it up blue smoke comes out of the tail pipe. Now it's running hot again.

What to do? What to do?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 11:22 AM
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If it were me, I would put a compression gauge on it to make sure you dont have a blown head gasket. It may be blowing compression into the water jaket with will heat the coolent up drasticly.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 05:38 PM
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I knew a guy that had his 89 vette motor swapped out because he thought it ran hot and cooked the motor. Said the gauge was running 260. well the motor got pulled and installed a brand new one. Funny thing though. Temp gauge was reading wrong. Get a portable pyromoter and test your motor and cooling system to know for sure.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 07:23 PM
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That blue smoke means you are burning oil, stop dumping money into your car, unitl you find out what is going on for sure, it probably is your headgasket, also put that thermostat back in! you need them, if not the water will circulate too fast and not stay in your radiator long enough too cool down properly. Oh yeah blue smoke after your car sits is usually related too bad valve guides, while the car sits the valve guides slowly leak oil into the chamber then when you start it up it all burns off making it belch blue smoke when you first start it up. Sounds like you got some internal engine probs.

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